Our work in Lebanon is only just beginning. We are committed to implementing a long-term, dedicated campaign to combat the atrocities taking place in the country, to creating lasting and meaningful change.
Thanks to donations raised throughout the course of our 2019 “Love is Blind” campaign, we will be returning to the country in 2020 to implement a strategic support plan, working alongside a handful of partners to carry out longer term initiatives that get to the route of the problem.
Sterilisation: we’ll trial sterilisation clinics in rural areas where uncontrolled breeding is rife, monitoring the effects this has on both local street dog numbers and also local attitude.
Education: we’ll work with partners on the ground to devise an education plan that will target both adults (specifically parents) and children, with an urgent focus on respectful treatment of animals.
Rescue: we continue to invest in rescue for those dogs who have experienced significant trauma, especially those who would be dismissed as “unsaveable” by many mainstream rescue routes. If Maggie has taught us anything, it is that every dog deserves a chance at happiness, no matter how damaged they may look. So far, we have funded the treatment and surgery of a number of handicapped dogs, including specialist surgery for Bella.
Rehoming: 2019 saw us fly 4 further dogs out of Lebanon and into adoptive homes. Early 2020 will hail the arrival of a further 5, and we will continue to explore methods of making the Lebanon > UK rehoming model as cost-effective (and therefore a viable mainstream option for more adopters).